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Old 06-27-2011, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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OK........anyone here besides me remember when refridgerators used to have a seperate little compartment inside, in the door, "butter keepers", with a seperate temperature control dial......made specifically to keep your "stick" butter just right?

When I was in high school, my Mom and I went shopping for a new fridge.....no more butter keepers.......so my Mom never did buy a new fridge.

That old fridge is in my brother's basement rec room to this day. 58 yrs. old and still keeping pop and beer nice and cold.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:53 AM
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Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I recently discovered a butter bell that keeps it cool but not hard.

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Old 06-27-2011, 04:55 AM
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Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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OK........anyone here besides me remember when refridgerators used to have a seperate little compartment inside, in the door, "butter keepers", with a seperate temperature control dial......made specifically to keep your "stick" butter just right?

When I was in high school, my Mom and I went shopping for a new fridge.....no more butter keepers.......so my Mom never did buy a new fridge.

That old fridge is in my brother's basement rec room to this day. 58 yrs. old and still keeping pop and beer nice and cold.
wow, what a story, I do remember them, but I don't think they worked all tha well. Still the story is amazing.

Nita
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:46 AM
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I love your tips!

Thanks elnina!
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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wow, what a story, I do remember them, but I don't think they worked all tha well. Still the story is amazing.

Nita
Maybe we were lucky........but ours worked great.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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Butter cold and hard? - grate it!

When you're buttering your bread, pastries, or whatever, it's kind of a pain when the butter's been sitting in the fridge and turning into a brick. Rather than waiting endlessly for the butter to soften, you can quickly solve the problem with a cheese grater.
The same idea works with a cheese cutter or vegetable peeler.
Happy spreading!
"Grate" idea, elnina!
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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OK........anyone here besides me remember when refridgerators used to have a seperate little compartment inside, in the door, "butter keepers", with a seperate temperature control dial......made specifically to keep your "stick" butter just right?

When I was in high school, my Mom and I went shopping for a new fridge.....no more butter keepers.......so my Mom never did buy a new fridge.

That old fridge is in my brother's basement rec room to this day. 58 yrs. old and still keeping pop and beer nice and cold.
Omigosh, I had forgotten about those. We had a fridge with a little compartment where Mom kept butter and cream cheese. It was one of those old fridges with the coils on the top. When we got a newer fridge for the kitchen, that one was moved downstairs and for decades kept beer and pop cold. Great memory, Annie!
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:43 AM
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Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Maybe we were lucky........but ours worked great.
They may have, I don't remember, but I do know we had one. Of course mom and dad didn't use real butter either, they used margarine. Not me, give me the real thing, thank you!!!

Nita
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Great food tip Elina, thanks!

I'll be giving it a whirl also.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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I leave a stick out on the counter and store the rest in the fridge.
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